Western Michigan University
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
IME 284 (Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics)
Spring 2004
Instructor: Alamgir A. Choudhury
Class: TR 11:00

11:50AM, CEAS

C141
Office: CEAS
F

222
Office hours: MW10:00
AM
–
12:00 Noon
Tel: 269

276

3357
Email:
alamgir.choudhury@wmich.edu
Catalog Description:
Fluid properties, fluid statics, laminar and turbulent flow, flow in pipes.
Objective:
1.
Chara
cterize fluids by properties and identify ideal and non

ideal fluid
dynamic situations (a)
2.
Solve problems related to static interaction fluid

structure (a,e)
3.
State, explain and apply the concepts of balance of mass and energy (a,e)
4.
Calculate frictional los
ses in piping systems (a,e,k)
5.
Demonstrate understanding of the Energy Equation by implementing it in
a computer program. (a,c,e,g,k)
(Letter in parenthesis refers to the ABET

TAC criteria)
Text:
Mott, R. L.,
Applied Fluid Mechanics
, 5
th
edition, Prentic
e
–
Hall, Inc.,
Englewood Cliff, NJ, 2000.
References:
Robertson and Crowe,
Applied Fluid Mechanics
, 5
th
edition.
Granet, I.,
Fluid Mechanics
, 4
th
edition, Prentice
–
Hall, Inc., Englewood
Cliff, NJ, 1996.
Esposito, A.,
Fluid Power with Applications
, Pr
entice Hall, Upper Saddle
River, NJ 2003.
Prerequisites:
PHYS 113, PHYS 114
(General Physics I)
IME 281
(Statics and Strength of Materials)
Evaluations:
Grade will be based on a modified class average with a minimum grade of
60% required to receive a
grade of
D
.
Homework
(25%)
Computer assignment
(5%)
Attendance and participation
(5%)
Quizzes
(10%)
Midterm Exam
(25%)
Final Exam
(30%)
Midterm:
One hour exam, tentatively after 7 weeks of class.
Quizzes:
10
–
15 minutes quizzes at the beginni
ng of class. 4
–
5 quizzes during the session.
Quizzes
may not
be announced in advance. There is no make up quiz for the missed one.
Homework:
Generally 3
–
4 problems per class. It is due at the beginning of next class. Late
homework grades will be reduc
ed by 10% per day. No late work will be acceptable after the
assignment is already graded. Irrespective of study habit all work submitted should be done
individually. Attendance and punctuality in the class is important. This class will be conducted
on an
interactive basis, i.e., during discussion of concepts and techniques, student participation is
expected.
Computer assignment:
One assignment to be completed in a high level programming language
(C++, Visual Basic, etc.) or Excel. A written report in spec
ified format is required for this
assignment.
For the purpose of assigning the letter grade, the following scale will be used.
Grade
Range
A
90
–
100
B/A
88
–
89.9
B
80
–
87.9
C/B
78

79.9
C
70
–
77.9
D/C
68
–
69.9
D
60
–
67.9
F
Below 60
Academic Integrity:
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the
policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 271

272) [Graduate (pp. 24

26)] Catalog that
pertain to Academic Integr
ity. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and
forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to
believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office o
f
Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you
are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if
you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to t
he submission of an assignment or
test.
Course schedule:
Week
Topic
Chapter
1
Introduction, Units and dimensions
1
2
Fluid properties
1, 2
3
Fluid viscosity
2
4
Fluid pressure and force
3
5
Fluid pressure and force
4,5
6
Fluid flow and Bernoulli’s equation
6
7
Fluid flow and Bernoulli’s equation
6
8
Midterm
, Energy Equation
7
9
Spring break, no classes
10
Nature of flow and friction losses
8, 9
11
Energy loss in systems
9, 10
12
Energy los
s in systems
10, 11
13
Hydraulic pumps
13
14
Fluid power system
Handout
15
Final Exam (comprehensive)
1
–
5, 6

11, 13
Date and time:
Wednesday April 21
st
, 8:00

10:00 AM
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